July 30, 2008 by nina
Organic Exchange have announced their Global Conference taking place on 14-17 October 2008 in Porto, Portugal.
- The largest gathering of organic fiber industry professionals in one place
- A speaker line-up consisting of sustainability, consumer and textile experts, headlined by John Elkington, renowned environmental and social responsibility consultant
- 12 workshops geared to strengthen your sustainability, resource, and investment strategies
- A robust Marketplace with a highly targeted group of participants
- A tour of a certified mill in the Porto region, a European textile hub
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July 22, 2008 by nina
The Guardian has launched an online directory of retailers and designers who are producing ‘ethical’ clothing. There are a lot of organic t-shirts on there but it’s great to see some basic information available for the consumer. Highlights include Wildlifeworks and Beyond Skin.
Guardian Ethical Fashion Directory
July 21, 2008 by nina
Fancy yourself as the next big fashion guru? Here’s a chance for you to win a day with Ethical Fashion Designer CHOOLIPS of behind-the-scenes fashion insight and design. You’ll dream up the perfect dress, bag,
T-shirt or tie, have it beautifully tailored and sent to you! The day is open to both beginners and experts. (more…)
The ETI have launched their new Training Programme for 2008/09.
The revised, restructured and updated programme incorporates all the
latest thinking and good practice in ethical trade. (more…)
July 14, 2008 by nina
Giving designer-makers the confidence to promote themselves, sell work and grow their business.
24 & 25 July 2008
A two-day training programme aimed specifically at designers going into business, including one year’s free membership of the Craft Central Network.
If you’re a designer just starting out on your own, this specially tailored New into Business programme will provide you with essential information needed to get your business off the ground. (more…)
July 8, 2008 by nina
People & Planet’s annual Green League for environmental perfomance has been released. University of the Arts London have this year moved up five places on the table from 101st to 96th place out of 129 HEIs. The strongest areas we scored in were for Environmental Policy and Waste Recycling. This rating puts us in the ‘poor environmental perfomance’ category and gives us plenty to work towards for next year. The question is, should the 101 Group become the 96 Group?
Green League 2008
July 7, 2008 by nina
For any of you who are keen readers of The Guardian’s fashion pages, you will no doubt be aware of the wisdom and humour of Hadley Freeman. The woman is always able to articulate a fashion argument, and for her thoughts on £3 vest tops check out this week’s Ask Hadley. And sister, I see that ray of light too.
July 1, 2008 by nina
Further to last year’s ‘Turning Point or Tipping Point’ Report, Ipsos MORI has recently published a new report suggesting that, whilst the public are concerned about climate change, they remain far from convinced about the science or the Government’s green agenda. The research highlights considerable public scepticism regarding the motivations behind green taxation but strong pubic support for greater investment in renewables in the UK, even if this increases prices for consumers. However, the research does little to support suggestions of a consumer revolution; despite high levels of personal interest in climate change, the public do not consider individual action to tackle climate change a ‘normal’ thing in their area, nor do they believe that others are willing to make significant sacrifices for the environment. There remains little evidence of systematic behaviour change as people see their responsibility largely in terms of ‘doing their bit’ with small steps like recyling and turning off lights at home, rather than contemplating significant or radical changes to their lifestyle. More… (http://www.ipsos-mori.com/content/home-page-news/public-attitudes-to-climate-change-2008-concerned-.ashx).